STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN & SAN JOSÉ, USA: Enea announced full support for Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) TMS320C665x multicore digital signal processors (DSPs), extending its comprehensive TMS320C66x generation of DSP platform support.
The Enea solution is centered on Enea OSEck, a DSP-optimized real-time operating system (RTOS) that takes full advantage of TI’s KeyStone multicore architecture and Enea Optima, a development and system level debugging suite fully integrated with TI’s Code Composer Studio (CCS) integrated development environment (IDE).
In addition, OSEck delivers Enea LINX interprocess communications services (IPC) which make multicore applications easier to conceptualize, partition, scale, and integrate with Linux. For developers designing equipment for mission critical, industrial automation, imaging, video surveillance, medical and other applications, the combination of TI’s high performance, low power C665x multicore DSPs and Enea’s full-featured development solutions offers a powerful combination of performance, programmability and ease of use.
“TI’s C665x multicore processors feature combined fixed- and floating-point capabilities, delivering real-time high performance at very low power levels,” said Håkan Rippe, senior VP Corporate Development, Enea. “With an extremely small form factor of 21mm x 21mm, the C665x DSPs enable portability, mobility and low power energy sources such as battery and interface powering to drive breakthrough products.”
Enea OSEck is equipped with a Packet Flow Layer (PFL) that allows software developers to take full advantage of TI’s KeyStone multicore architecture and Multicore Navigator to maximize data flow through-put over, for example, UDP/IP and Ethernet while utilizing the processing power in the C66x core. Enea OSEck’s PFL drives system performance through packet acceleration and classification by accessing hardware queues on the new C66x DSP generation.
Enea is also using its LINX IPC to take advantage of hardware queues and the new direct memory access (DMA) capabilities, providing efficient message passing IPC between the two, four, or eight C66x cores, and integrating with Linux.
“Our customers have already seen success in our power optimized, smallest packet form C665x multicore DSPs,” said Ramesh Kumar, business manager, Multicore Processors, Texas Instruments. “With the comprehensive support of the Enea Optima suite, we look forward to offering our customers the option of a commercial DSP operating system for a wide variety of markets.”
In addition to OSEck, Optima and LINX, Enea has additional complementary software for TI’s C66x devices including DSPNet, a compact, high-performance secure IPv4/v6 stack optimized for OSEck and DSP applications and Enea dSPEED, which provides management, debug and error handling services for developing, deploying, and maintaining DSP applications.
Enea’s software fully supports TI’s Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK) on all new two, four and eight C66x DSP cores, including TMS320C6655, TMS320C6657, TMS320TCI6616, TMS320C6670, TMS320C6671, TMS320C6672 TMS320C6674 and TMS320C6678 devices.